Skip to comments.Obama says US must shift cars, trucks off of oil
Posted on 03/16/2013 11:25:04 PM PDT by lionstar
LEMONT, Ill. (AP) Envisioning cars that can go "coast to coast without using a drop of oil," President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress to authorize spending $2 billion over the next decade to expand research into electric cars and biofuels to wean automobiles off gasoline.
Obama, expanding on an initiative he addressed in his State of the Union speech last month, said the United States must shift its cars and trucks entirely off oil to avoid perpetual fluctuations in gas prices. Citing policies that already require automakers to increase gas mileage, he said he expects that by the middle of the next decade, Americans will only have to fill up their cars half as often.
"We've set some achievable but ambitious goals," Obama said, speaking at Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago
"The only way to break this cycle of spiking gas prices the only way to break that cycle for good is to shift our cars entirely, our cars and trucks, off oil," the president said.
Friday's speech, with its focus on energy, was designed to draw attention to what the White House says is one of Obama's top agenda items for his second term. That focus, however, has been overshadowed as the administration and Congress work on an immigration overhaul, gun legislation and deficit-reduction measures.
Obama cast his proposal as not only a clean energy plan, but as one meant to create opportunities for economic growth.
"I want the next great job-creating breakthroughs, whether it's in energy or nanotechnology or bio-engineering , I want those breakthroughs to be right here in the United States of America, creating American jobs and maintaining our technological lead," he said.
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Obama is such a moron. He’s clueless.
Oh ffs. He’s doubling down on Solyndra er al.
This guy is such a charlatan.
What are we to drive coast to coast with?
What is your solution Barack?
We are all going to have to mount solar panels on our cars.
Poll at the site. Should the government pay for research to make cars more fuel efficient?
UNSURE 90 VOTES
YES 626 VOTES
NO 1,840 VOTES
Don’t understand why people who can’t make up their mind even bother participating in a poll. How difficult is it to say yes or no to something.
With solar panels in place I’m actually going to have to wash my car.
I heard the same ***hole **** from Jimmy Carter.
My truck has work to do it's not a golf cart.
Yep Cloward-Piven strategy, dump money down the toilet as fast and furious as possible to try and demolish the system so that it can be rebuilt into socialist utopia
Because they want to believe.
Do any of these idiots have solar panels on their homes?
If not, why?
The answer is that it is BS.
40 years on, and alternative energy has not made a dent in changing the world other than fleecing millions.
I like it ....Im betting on really long extension cords and I’ve invested heavily in the industry
The only viable solutions to this are biofuel (which isn’t workable except maybe for biodiesel) or electric. Electric only works if the whole generation chain is de-linked from fossil fuels (because the fossil fuel market is global; unless the Zer0 is planning to completely isolate the us from teh global market), so that means the only viable generation source for that much electric power is nuclear.
Somehow I don’t see the greens going for that one, not that they’re known for actually thinking anything through to that extent.
It’s time for Barry to start flying on Michelle’s broom and ground Air Force 1.
Nope it’s on purpose. It’s deliberate. He’s wasting money and killing fuel and destroying the economy all at the same time.
Misleading poll. “Fuel efficient” and a 0bama’s desired ban on oil/gas for cars are two entirely different things.
Nat Gas is the only realistic alternative. And even it doesn’t approach the range we can get from a tank of gasoline or diesel fuel.
Fortunately, the Obamas have plenty of natural gas...
all wars are economic in motive and Obama is the socialist enemy operative destroying US wealth. He rode in out of nowhere on a trojan horse, he was cultivated by the american communist movement, they have never relented, never let up
It's almost game over and not a shot was fired, he's a wolf in sheeps clothing
hope and change.
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